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Accessibility Coordinator

Company: North Texas State Hospital Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Accessibility Coordinator for electronic and information resources (EIR) performs highly advanced technical and consultative work including planning and developing strategies and tactics for improving agency compliance with accessibility policies, rules, and laws. Duties include but are not limited to: (1) overseeing DFPS accessibility compliance efforts; (2) analyzing all EIR for compliance with established accessibility standards; (3) directing research all agency EIR accessibility initiatives; (4) establishing and monitoring accessibility standards to be used agency-wide; (5) reviewing exception requests and making recommendations to the DFPS Commissioner as required by the administrative code; (6) identifying training opportunities, and mentoring agency staff to increase accessibility compliance of existing and new documents, websites, computer applications, and other EIR; (7) working with minimal direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment; (8) attending work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy; (9) performing other duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions: The following essential job functions include estimated percentages of time spent because the nature of the job functions dictate continuous fluctuation in the percentages depending on criticality of identified needs. (20%) Develops, maintains, and continuously improves the agency accessibility strategic plan, accessibility policy, and the agency EIR accessibility implementation and remediation plan. Manages the agency accessibility efforts by directing all agency EIR accessibility program activities. (15%) Consults and trains agency content owners and technical staff on accessibility best practices. Routinely reviews and implements changes to business practices, processes, and electronic systems to ensure that manuals, forms, publications, and other electronic documents developed by the agency meet accessibility requirements. Assists programs with developing project plans and preparing budget estimates for EIR accessibility initiatives. (10%) Consults with program, business support, and contract and procurement services staff to assure that accessibility requirements are incorporated into agency contracts as appropriate. (10%) Builds support for accessibility among agency staff and community and professional groups through presentations, training, and consultation on accessibility-related topics and activities. (10%) Recommends best practices for maximizing accessibility in new and existing EIR. (5%) Coordinates and/or provides accessibility training to agency staff. (10%) Documents testing processes, procedures, resources and schedules to validate EIR for compliance with accessibility policies. Ensures agency and contracted development staff have incorporated accessibility testing into the application development or acquisition processes. (5%) Prepares or oversees the preparation of administrative reports, studies, and research projects including the Department of Information Resources Accessibility Survey as part of the Information Resources Deployment Review. Provides status reports and presentations on compliance and corrective action plans to agency management, the Accessibility workgroup, and the DFPS Accessibility Steering Committee. (10%) Provides consulting services to agency executive staff on accessibility issues such as: Serving as a consultant to the executive staff by reviewing requests for exceptions from within the agency and making recommendations. Evaluating new software and hardware (e.g., validating purchasing documents). Identifying and recommending effective alternatives to inaccessible EIR. (5%) Develops, implements, and maintains a process for the public and staff to report non-compliant Web sites, electronic and information resources, applications, or products to the EIR accessibility coordinator. Knowledge Skills Abilities: Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to accessibility standards including but not limited to WCAG 2.0 AA, Section 508, 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 206 and 213 and Texas Government Code 2054 as well as subsequent updates thereof. Knowledge of Department of Family and Protective Services programs and operations. Ability to use various accessibility applications (Sort Site, Adobe Suite, JAWS, Zoom Text, WAVE, etc.) Skill in using the Microsoft (MS) Office Suite; especially MS Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Visio as well as project planning software (e.g., MS Excel or Project); Ability to analyze and solve complex and difficult problems of accessibility. Ability to coordinate accessibility discussions with stakeholders including diagnosing and communicating accessibility issues, or similar function. Ability to analyze and interpret program and technical information including regulations, policies, and business rules to aid in DFPS IT program goal and priority setting. Familiar with time and resources databases used in an IT environment for tracking IT project resources. Working knowledge of large scale-computer systems. Familiarity with state procurement and contract laws and policies. Knowledge of quality management systems, the process approach to quality management, business process improvement and management. Skill in meeting facilitation and preparing and delivering presentations for meetings involving cross-functional teams and stakeholders. Ability to develop effective data collection tools such as surveys, questionnaires, and interviews. Ability to work independently as well as lead teams through complex projects and initiatives. Advanced communications skills with both electronic and print communication especially communicating complex concepts with simplicity in a variety of formats. Ability to communicate with all team members and stakeholders; technical teams and customers; working in a team setting. Ability to apply system-based critical thinking and problem-solving skills to complex issues within a fast-paced information technology environment. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts to devise solutions to problems and to prepare concise reports. Working knowledge of change management methodologies. Skill in researching technology industry practices and benchmark information. Skill in organizing, prioritizing, managing, and completing assignments within deadlines. Knowledge of information gathering techniques with demonstrated experience for developing findings and recommendations from data collection. Skill in project management methods and negotiation of projects and program initiatives. Registration or Licensure Requirements: Initial Selection Criteria: Graduation from an accredited four-year university or college with major coursework in communications, political science, public administration, information technology, business, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field; equivalent experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Professional experience as an accessibility coordinator or coordinating activities across organizations in a similar function. Additional Information: Requisition 481720 Applications must be filled out in its entirety. "See Resume" will not be accepted in lieu of filling out the application. MOS Code: There is no direct military equivalent code for this position HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-###-####. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: North Texas State Hospital Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , Accessibility Coordinator, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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